I’ve long been a fan of David Levine’s caricatures in the New York Review of Books and other publications. When I first started blogging with another site that I created called Typeface, I wanted to write about books and ideas. I liked his caricatures and I thought that they would accent my site well. It was a shot in the dark, but I simply sent him an email telling him how big a fan I was of his work and asked if I could use his images from time to time to accent my posts. Most graciously, I heard back from him and he kindly granted me permission.
Growing up I thought I wanted to be a caricaturist, and I looked at David Levine’s work as the gold standard. In today’s digital age, it’s hard to say whether there will be another like him.